A 25-year-old man has been charged in connection with the theft of a dirt bike and other items in Carbonear earlier this week.
About 3 p.m. Thursday in the area of Bristol’s Hope, the RCMP attempted to stop a man on a dirt bike that matched the description of the one stolen.
The operator of the dirt bike would not stop and fled the area.
About 8 a.m. today, RCMP officers arrested the accused. The dirt bike has been recovered and other stolen items not yet reported to police.
The stolen property has been returned to the owner.
The accused faces charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and flight from police.
He was released from custody to appear in provincial court at a later date.
Police are still seeking the public's assistance in locating the missing tools. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
The RCMP is investigating the theft of a dirt bike and tools from the garage and shed at a home on Pond Side Road in Carbonear Wednesday.
The RCMP say suspects the garage through a rear window and stole a 2011 blue and white Yamaha YZ250 dirt bike with pink handle grips. Also stolen was a white and pink helmet and gloves.
While investigating this incident, it was determined a shed in the area had been entered and a blue set of Makita cordless tools were stolen.
The RCMP is reminding residents to keep their properties secure at night or while away from their homes. Anyone with information on these matters are asked to call the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.